1// ALEXANDER McQUEEN
This is Alexander McQueen's last work, it was about 80 percent finished when he died and it's spectacular as ever.
I think this is a love it or hate it collection? I'm not sure I love it yet, but most Balenciaga collections have to grow on me before I really like them. It might just be the really light & pastel colours that look a bit off at first though.
I don't know if you've seen it, but for his fall/winter Chanel show, Mr. Lagerfeld ordered a huge iceberg to grace his catwalk. Apparently he wanted to make some sort of a climate statement? Seriously Karl, that's a bit too much... Anyway, the first few looks were hideous fur outfits (yes, hideous) and the rest of the show was a bit of a letdown as well...
It seems as though Hannah MacGibbon is sticking with her beige. Not very innovative, but why change when she's gathered such a large following? I like that grey look with the black bow, even more after I saw what an amazing illustration Kris Atomic made of it. (click!)
5// DRIES VAN NOTEN
This is probably one of my favourites of all the shows. It wasn't his best collection, but it was still really really good. I'm already trying to recreate that look with the grey crewneck & skirt, I'm just looking for a nice crewneck + skirt (oops).
And yes, I even put up some detail shots! Loving the sunnies, yum! (Dries Van Noten collaborates with Linda Farrow for his sunglasses(GO CHECK THEM OUT!), as do many other designers, but his are always my favourite)
This was ok, not wow, but I had to post this because I really (REALLY REALLY) liked the red blazer.
7// HUSSEIN CHALAYAN
These were just too funny not to post :)
8// ISABEL MARANT
I really liked this collection. I'm not the biggest Isabel Marant fan (not because I don't like her designs, I do!, but because I sometimes feel she's a bit overrated? I don't know) but this collection was nice: lovely designs & great styling.
9// JASMINE DI MILO
I'm not that familiar with this brand, but I thought it looked quite nice.
Ooh yes, if you've followed this blog for a while you'll know I'm a big fan of Alber Elbaz's work. I wasn't really into it at first, but the more you look at it, the better it gets. I see a lot of one-shouldered pieces, lovely, and the last few feathered pieces are just too fun! (I do realise you'll look as if an ostrich just crashed into you if you're wearing that last dress, but who cares)
11// MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA
This collection wasn't as innovative as previous ones, but I wanted to at least show you the last few pieces of the collection. I thought they were the most 'Margiela'.
12// MIU MIU
I think this is the sweetest collection of all the ones we've seen. I loved it.
13// NEIL BARRETT
Again, this is a designer I'm not that familiar with, but I noticed he made an awful lot of great jackets.
14// STELLA McCARTNEY
I already loved her prefall collection for its simplicity & wearability, her main collection is no different.
A lot of ruffles, yes, but I think it works?
16// Viktor & Rolf
Our favourite Dutch design duo. Yep, these boys know how to create a spectacle. If ever I were to attend a fashion show, I'd love an invite to theirs, just because they always have such a great concept going on at their show.
What did they do? Well, take one model, dress her up in all she can wear, let the other models pass her on the runway while you (= the designers) gradually take clothes from the main model and use them to dress the passing models. (Yes, Viktor & Rolf were on stage the entire time, styling away!) Next, when your main model is only dressed in a pretty leotard, the process starts over again but in the other direction. Piling it all on. The last looks are the last few shots from the show, you can see the model on the bottom row, left, wearing a skirt, that was then put on the main model (middle) and voila, resulting in the picture on the right!
All pictures from style.com
I hope I didn't lose your interest halfway through this post, but well, that's it for the fall/winter 2010 season!